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New educational facility 

is first of its kind 

in nation 

A new fast-food laboratory was 
dedicated Nov. 13 on campus. But 
unlike any other fast-food operation 
of its kind, this facility is putting 
education and research ahead of 
burgers and fries. 

Located off a first-floor lobby in 
the university's Home Economics 
building, the laboratory was con- 
structed through a $150,000 dona- 
tion from Burger King Corp., one of 
the fast-food giants. It is now 
preparing university students for 
executive careers in the fast-food 

Jim Buergermeister, who teaches 
these students in four sections of a 
course called "Fast Food Opera- 
tions," said the restaurant is a 
replica of typical Burger King res- 
taurants in hundreds of locations 
throughout the United States. "This 
is a replica of a BK-50 kitchen used 
by Burger King," said 
Buergermeister, an assistant pro- 
fessor in the School of Home 
Economics. But he said the restau- 
rant, which will serve as both retail 
outlet and laboratory, will have 
additional equipment for research 
and experimentation. 

At the facilities dedication, a 
ribbon-cutting ceremony was pre- 
ceded by a symposium titled 
"Perspectives on the Fast Food 
Industry." Speakers included Jeff 
Campbell, Burger King president; 
Larry Kohler, who was then the 
firm's executive vice president; 
Conrad Kottak, professor of anthro- 

pology at the University of 
Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Charles 
Bernstein, editor of "Nation's 
Restaurant News." The symposium 
focused on where the fast-food 
industry is going and how it affects 
our society. 

"Limited menu (fast food) restau- 
rants are growing faster today than 
any other sector of the food service 
industry," Buergermeister said, 
pointing out that these operations 
now account for about 35 percent of 
the total market. "Our feeling is 
that limited menu operations will 
dominate society in the future as 
people turn to fast food for nourish- 
ment." But he cautioned that the 
fast-food industry may still have an 
"image" problem. "We have to get 
people to realize that this is the 
future for careers in the restaurant 
industry," Buergermeister said. 
Many of the students are expected 
to land executive jobs at the 
regional and corporate level, after 
completing their bachelor's degrees 
in hotel and restaurant management 
at Stout. 

Buergermeister explained. that the 
Burger King donation was used to 
remodel, expand and re-equip a 
small fast-food laboratory that had 
been operating on campus for 
several years. "We're stressing in 
this course management, not tech- 
nical skills involved in running a 
fast-food operation," 
Buergermeister said, explaining that 
students rotate positions throughout 

the semester, each of them func- 
tioning for a time in a managerial 
role. "Unlike other schools, our 
objective is not food service per se, 
it is management education," 
Buergermeister said. "Our main 
mission is to expose our manage- 
ment students to a real operating 
environment. The fact that we are 
serving the public is part of this 
effort to create realism." 
Buergermeister describes the facility 
as "a purely educational laboratory, 
supported by Burger King" which 
is also providing a management 
system, in addition to equipment. 

Buergermeister said that the facil- 
ity will also focus on ways of devel- 
oping new and more nutritious fast- 
food items. "Research is an equal 
concern," Buergermeister said. 
"After the students master manage- 
ment problems, they will focus on 
new product development. We 
hope this will deal with nutritional 
concerns, job engineering and the 
development of new products." 

Buergermeister said that the res- 
taurant fits in with the overall mis- 
sion of Stout which is to provide 
students an opportunity to apply 
theoretical knowledge to practical 
settings such as simulated business 

A Miami-based firm, Burger King 
Corp., is a wholly owned subsidiary 
of the Pillsbury Co., Minneapolis. 
Burger King operates about 4,000 
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Each semester Stout students enrolled in Douglas 
Stallsmith's "industrial enterprise practicum" class 
form a corporation. At the end of the term, the cor- 
poration is dissolved, but the experience gained in run- 
ning the firm is something the students will carry with 
them for a lifetime. 

Stallsmith, a professor in the industrial management 
department, said his course attracts "a mix of 
students" from Stout's specialized majors. Most of the 
students are seniors who are able to apply their studies 
to various aspects of running a manufacturing corpora- 

Students with technical backgrounds oversee produc- 
tion; those with business knowledge take over posi- 
tions of management — finance, personnel, purchasing 
and marketing. "All their theory is given real-life appli- 
cation," said Stallsmith. "The students are able to put 
into practice theories they've learned — to draw upon 
the knowledge they've gained," he said. The course is 
now a requirement of several majors. 

Stallsmith also said the experience is an "eye 
opener" for students. "Business administration stu- 
dents begin realizing how much goes into a product 

before it reaches the management level and they 
become more understanding of the problems produc- 
tion can encounter," he said. 

Stallsmith feels business administration graduates 
with this experience behind them move into careers 
with "more feeling and respect for workers in produc- 

Stallsmith said industrial education majors also reap 
career experience by learning "how to implement the 
same type of program at the junior, senior high 

He reports several graduates now teaching industrial 
arts have won state recognition for "enterprise classes" 
of their own. 

Whatever the major, Stallsmith' s students can expect 
to gain much problem-solving experience. "As the 
instructor, I don't make decisions for students," he 
said. "I spend little time in front of class lecturing. I 
become a consultant to the company once it develops." 

In his years teaching the course, Stallsmith has seen a 
diversity of types of student corporations. 

"We try to keep the product simple," he said. "The 
product is the means of getting to the end result — 
learning how an enterprise operates and the necessity 
of cooperation between management and personnel." 

Products have generally been novelty items — games, 
bulletin boards, desk organizers and record cleaners. 

But, coming up with the product idea is by no means 
an easy process. As Stallsmith points out, "Only one 
out of every hundred ideas ever becomes a marketable 

With limited finances, time and equipment, small 
groups of students work on six selected ideas. Proto- 
types of the product are built, financial and competitive 
analysis conducted, and surveys taken before a single 
product is chosen. 

Students then apply for twelve company positions, in 
both management and production. Stallsmith does the 
selecting, based on the students' qualifications. 

The newly-formed management team decides on the 
type of company ownership — sole proprietorship, 
partnership or corporation. 

The company is formed completely on paper and is 
not registerd with the state as a formal corporation. 
However, students use the same format required by the 
state to gain an understanding of what applying for a 
corporate charter is about. 

Once shares of stock are established for financing, 
production is ready to roll. 

Working alongside the students on production is 
Stallsmith. "We work with flow process charts to see 
the sequence and keep track on a daily basis where we 
stand," he said. 

Time and motion studies are done by students over- 
seeing production, while management works busily on 
maintaining employe'e records and developing company 
policies and procedures. Stallsmith said a few student 
corporations have managed to work their product into 
local stores, but 90 percent of the marketing is done on 

Weekly progress reports by each department help 
students gain awareness of entire company operations. 

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into practice. 

up the semester and the corporation by completing a 
liquidation process. The finance department presents a 
final report and any profit is split among the student 
stockholders. Remaining unused materials become 
assets and are often bought from the stockholders by 
the school for use by future companies. 

Students walk away from Stallsmith 's course with 
more than just good experience. According to 
Stallsmith, "Each student goes out of the class with a 
corporate report — a booklet of steps, forms and draw- 
ings put together during class. I've had several 
students include it as part of their resume. "D 

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Wisconsin's leadership as an agriculture and tourist 
state was highlighted here recently during a "Wiscon- 
sin promotion dinner" on the campus. 

The dinner was used to demonstrate to Wisconsin 
business how the state's abundant agricultural produc- 
tion can be used to further promote the state as a 
tourist attraction. 

"We wanted to tie Wisconsin's products to a creative 
menu design and presentation/' said Leland Nicholls, 
administrator of Stout's department of habitational 
resources, "We contend that there is a correlation be- 
tween tourism, agriculture and food. This can be 
created in a manner that can give restaurants and clubs 
a menu that will attract tourists." 

Nicholls said that participants at the dinner included 
top level business, industry, public service and educa- 
tion leaders in the state. A major feature of the dinner 
was a critique that evening by John Kempf, Grand 
Commander of the Honorable Order of the Golden 
Toque, an international order of world famous chefs. 
Kempf is the only person to hold two successive terms 
as the organization's grand commander. Kempf is 
former executive chef for Hyatt Regency and a former 
executive chef and general manager of the American 
Club of Kohler. Currently he holds the post of execu- 
tive chef at the Knollwood Club in suburban Chicago. 

Kempf was duly impressed with both the food and 
the service. "I can't say enough about these students," 
he said. "They're quite efficient. This is an ambitious 
undertaking and a refreshing approach." 

The dinner was put on by students in a class titled 
"Special Problems in Habitational Resources." The 
class was studying catering problems first semester. 
Preparations for the meal included elaborate food and 
ice carvings. 

Opening the evening were appetizers served from a 
decorative garde-manger table. Appetizers included 
cheeses from each of the state's seven tourist regions, 
Wisconsin red caviar, creamed muskellunge, goose liver 
pate, sausage-stuffed leeks, minced pheasant, and 
special breads, beers and dairy products. Menu items 
included crayfish and Chanterelles bisque, Wisconsin 
"cheesar" salad, Hartland stuffed tenderloin in 
burgundy sauce, Door County cherry ice, Barron turkey 
with Eagle River cranberry wine sauce along with 
brussels sprouts served with hazel nut butter, "dairy- 
land raspberry swirl," candies and coffee. 

Nicholls said that he hopes the dinner served to rein- 
force the value of regional cuisine. "Regional cuisine is 
one of the fastest growing parts of the U.S. (restaurant) 
industry," he said. "Tying this regionalism into 
Wisconsin tourism is what we are trying to 
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Bridging the gap between the classroom and the world of business and industry 


Last winter James Fuller took off a semester from his 
studies in packaging at Stout to work as a produc- 
tion line supervisor at Carnation Co., foods division, 
in Jefferson. For his efforts, Fuller earned both a 
salary and six academic credits. In addition, he 
gained what he considers valuable experience and 
landed a permanent job with the company. 

Laura Habeck, a senior majoring in fashion mer- 
chandising at Stout, is back on campus this semester 
after spending several months working as a sales 
manager for the Boston Store in Milwaukee. During 
her time away from campus, she also received a 
salary, six academic credits and some insights into 
the fashion industry. "The knowledge and insight 
goes far beyond what could ever be taught in a class- 
room setting," Habeck said. "The actual hands-on 
experience was extremely beneficial." 

Habeck and Fuller are among more than 160 stu- 
dents at Stout who have participated so far in the 
university's two-year old cooperative education pro- 
gram, designed to combine classroom learning with 
actual experience in the world of business and indus- 

Dorothy Dale, director of the Cooperative Educa- 
tion office at Stout, said the program "removes the 
walls of the university and allows us to expand to 
employer resources which are everywhere around 
us." Dale describes cooperative education as a part- 
nership between education and business. "The 
educator and the employer form a shared-time part- 
nership to make a realistic education accessible for 
' students," she said. 

Dale said that Stout students can enroll in the co- 
op program through the academic departments and 
schools that house their particular majors. "Co-op is 
a learning experience just like any other course in 
the university," she said. "It requires credit. It also 
requires evaluation devices and it requires that a stu- 
dent be approved for that particular course." Once 
approval is granted, each student is assigned a 
"mentor;" someone from the university's instruc- 
tional staff. Together, the student and mentor set up 
objectives that are to be met through the work 
experience. "The student is required to relate or 
detail objectives that are applicable to the upcoming 
co-op experience," Dale said. "The mentor reviews 
these, helps the student revise them and finalize 
them." She added that these objectives are also com- 
municated to the employer. 

On the job, students are required to submit 
monthly reports with details on what they are 
accomplishing and how these accomplishments 
relate to their objectives. Employers are also asked to 
turn in reports on the student once or twice during 
the co-op term. These reports range from evaluation 
of skills to attitudes of students on the job. "They 
(the employers) seem to like the idea of being able to 
evaluate the student from their standpoint as well," 
Dale said. 

Dale said that the actual grade for the work experi- 
ence is assigned by the individual student's "men- 
tor," and is based on both student rep6rts and 
employer evaluations. 

Dale pointed out that in co-op education, there 
must always be a salary tied with the work experi- 
ence. "There can be no co-op without a salary 
involved," she said. "That is because co-op is 
looked at as a pre-employment experience. People 
that are employed get paid. They have salaries. So 
we expect that our students will have salaries as 
well." Dale said that the individual employer actual- 
ly sets the salary, which usually reflects a 
"paraprofessional wage level" for the students. 
Another element of the program is the expectation 
. that many students will eventually go to work for 
the companies where they have their co-op experi- 
ences . That can be a benefit for both the student and 
the employer, who receives an employee that is 
already familiar with the operation of the company. 
James Fuller's plant manager at Carnation, Pete 
Wahlert, said that kind of benefit is in the 
company's immediate and long-term best interest. 
"It more than pays back in short-term benefits 
alone," Wahlert said. "The long-term scope (also) 
seems to be in the company's best interest." 

Donald Jahnke, chief of the Crops Statistics branch 
for the agriculture division of the U.S. Bureau of the 
Census is another satisfied employer. Jahnke was 
recently involved in a co-op program with Roger 
Norrish, an applied math major at Stout. Norrish 
combined his mathematics skills with his family farm 
background to develop computer programs that may 
be used in the 1990 farm census. Even though 
Norrish was only a sophomore at the time he 
worked in the bureau's Washington office, Jahnke 
felt that he made a valuable contribution to the 
organization. "I feel that our student co-op trainee 
(Norrish) is more industrious, inquisitive, indepen- 
dent and intelligent than student employees we have 
obtained from other sources," Jahnke said. 

The cooperative education plan incorporates the 
opportunity for a multiple exposure in industry. Leo 
Spychalla, manufacturing engineering student, just 
back to Stout from his second co-op with IBM, 
Boulder, Colo., typifies this important aspect. "My 
second cooperative experience with this company 
proved rewarding in increased job satisfaction, quali- 
fying (me) by experience for increased responsibility." 
Dale said that national statistics from other schools 
show that of those co-op students who spend at 
least two semesters with a company, about 70 per- 
cent do land jobs there. 

So far there have been 167 students involved in 
Stout's co-op program since its inception in 1983. For 
1985 alone, she is projecting that there will be be- 
tween 160 and 170 students participating. About 60 
different employers have been involved in the pro- 
gram and more are expected. 

Initial funding for the program came from the U.S. 
Department of Education's Office of Higher Educa- 
tion under Title VIII legislation. Dale said the grant 
money will gradually phase down. "We are in the 
third year now of a five-year grant," she said. "The 
funding is progressively less each year and our com- 
mitment, the university's commitment, is pro- 
gressively more each year."D 

Teleproduction Center 
captures top honor 

"Bernie Schular at Home/' a documentary produced 
by the Stout Teleproduction Center, recently captured a 
"bronze medal" in the television community news 
category at the New York International Film/Video 

This award is the latest in a series of honors for the 
documentary, which provides a portrait of a Wisconsin 
man whose open-heart surgery was the first such 
operation broadcast live nationally on PBS. Other 
awards include a Bronze Chris from the Columbus, 
Ohio, International TV/Film Festival and certificates of 
merit from the fifth biennial John Muir Medical Film 
Festival, San Francisco, and the Chicago International 
Film/Video Festival. 

The program aired as part of Spectrum 28, the public 
affairs series broadcast locally over WHWC TV. It was 
produced and written by Max Herbach with video- 
graphy and direction by Art Juchno of the Stout 
Teleproduction Center. Herbach recently attended a 
banquet in New York City where this latest award was 

Endowed chair 
moves forward 

Another Benchmark has been established for Vocational 
Education: The goal of accomplishing an endowed 
Chair for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education 
moved closer to reality with the announcement by 
Dave Williams of the Stout Foundation that minimum 
funding has been accomplished through personal con- 
tributions to establish the Chair as a line item in the 
foundation budget. The Chair which will be part of the 
Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education 
was initiated by a group of vocational educators seek- 
ing to maintain communication between post-secondary 
education and teacher training institutions, not only in 
professional development, but also in research and in 
relation with industry. Persons interested in making 
additional contributions to the Chair should make their 
gifts, pledges and bequests to the Stout University 
Foundation, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751. □ 

Spreading the word on 
Stout business involvement 

Word continues to spread about Stout's contribution to 
society through its unusual and specialized programs. 

Two recent, widely circulated newspaper articles have 
drawn further attention to the long-standing success 
story of the university. 

In a copyrighted article for Madison's Wisconsin State 
Journal, Gov. Anthony Earl praised Stout as an exam- 
ple of a four-year campus that has done well through 
specialized programs. "I've never quite understood 
why more of the (other University of Wisconsin 
System) campuses didn't exploit what Stout has 
exploited," Earl said in the story, which was later cir- 
culated by the Associated Press. "Stout is different. 
Stout puts a premium on 'hands-on skills.' A lot of 
liberal arts educators might sniff at that, but Stout has 
carved out a niche for itself and done very well." 

As examples, Earl praised the university's programs 
in vocational education, vocational rehabilitation, hotel 
and restaurant management and industrial technology. 
He pointed out that the university "provides nearly 
half its class work in laboratories." The governor went 
on to say that "Stout doesn't try to be like (other 
universities). Many of those others try to be, to an 
extent, images of (UW) Madison. If more (campuses) 
became more specialized, rather than trying to be pale 
images of one another, it would make some sense." 

Another article, circulated nationally through a 
special business section of the Milwaukee Sentinel, 
quotes Chancellor Robert S. Swanson, who has done 
much to encourage the university's close relationship to 
business and industry. "A professor's job is to, create 
and transmit knowledge, while industry's is to create 
profitable goods and services," Swanson is quoted as 
saying. "If both are done well they interact to produce 
a good society. Any industry that isn't producing a bet- 
ter society eventually goes down the drain and a 
university that isn't producing citizens for society as it 
exists, is not going to evolve much either. You can't 
have one without the other." 

The article noted that Stout students are prepared for 
employment "with the cooperation of business and 
industry." As examples of such cooperation, the article 
pointed to the university's 35-member, Board of Busi- 
ness and Industrial Advisers, faculty and business 
executive exchanges, marketing surveys conducted by 
students for companies, and the university's Sponsored 
Business and Industrial Professorships, in which ex- 
perts from business or industry serve as adjunct pro- 
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Control Data head 
launches residency program 

William C. Norris, one of the nation's top industrial 
leaders, was on the Stout campus recently to kick off the 
"Arthur R. Cabot Executive Residency Program." 

Norris, chairman and chief executive officer of Control 
Data Corp., was first to participate in the program 
which is endowed by family members of the late Arthur 
R. Cabot, a successful pet products manufacturer. 
Cabot's son, Scott, is a Stout graduate. 

The endowment is designed to help the university 
attract major corporate leaders who will spend time on 
campus making open presentations and working with 
students and staff. 

Norris is the founder of Control Data, which now has 
annual revenues of more than $4 billion and assets of $7 
billion. It is the leading company in large-scale scientific 
engineering computers and computer services. 

In his visit to Stout, Norris emphasized a primary 
interest of his, which is using computers to help meet 
world needs in the areas of education, health care, 
agriculture and technology exchange. 

Speaking to a packed audience in Harvey Hall audi- 
torium, Norris stressed the need for business to help 
society solve its pressing problems. He said this must be 
done to increase emphasis on cooperation between the 
private and public segments. "Without a vast increase in 
cooperation, our society will sink further in the swamp 
of festering economic and social problems," Norris told 
the audience. "But with wide-spread cooperation to 
achieve more efficient use of existing intellectual, 
physical and financial resources to vastly expand innova- 
tion addressing our major unmet needs as profitable 
opportunities, the decline can be arrested, followed by 
gradual improvement . " 

Norris said that when he first began to advocate such 
cooperation more than 20 years ago, "the words 
sounded somewhat esoteric to me; and, to an extent, I 
felt like a preacher without a congregation." 

However he added that "the enormous benefits which 
Control Data has already enjoyed have long ago replaced 
that early uneasy feeling with one of determination to 
overcome whatever great difficulties stand in the way of 
establishing broad-based cooperative efforts. "□ 

New office: 

A step "forward" 

Ties between the university and Wisconsin business 
have been further strengthened by establishment on 
campus of an office for Forward Wisconsin, Wiscon- 
sin's Economic Development Marketing Corporation. 
Established with a combination of public and private 
funds, primary purpose of the corporation is to 
attract new business to the state. 

This office is the second facility with a full-time 
staff. The organization's main office is located in 
Milwaukee. Tom Ricklefs, director of the Menomonie 
office, said that this site was chosen because of its 
proximity to the Twin Cities area and because Stout 
is highly oriented to business and industry. 

"We. are targeting the Twin Cities area as a major 
market for business expansion," he said. 

He added that Stout can play an important role in 
such an expansion. "In working with new busi- 
nesses, many times they will express a need for help 
or research or for expertise they can't afford," 
Ricklefs said. "People at the university have a great 
amount of expertise, be it high tech or manufactur- 
ing or design." Ricklefs said he has already received 
considerable help from university staff members. 
"Everybody has been very positive and willing to do 
more," he said. "It's a genuine willingness to do 
more. University staff members are really devoted to 
their work and it shows." 

Ricklefs pointed out that in talking with prospec- 
tive businesses, he has concluded that Stout has a 
reputation as "a fine school" in serving the needs of 
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Class Notes 


Alfred Reinhold '33 is a member of the 
Board of Directors of the Downtown Atlanta 
Senior Services organization. Arthur, 
Schwartz '34, a retired industrial arts super- 
visor, was the first person to turn on the 
new lights at Maury Stadium in 
Fredericksburg, Va., for the second time. He 
performed the same service 34 years ago 
when they put in their first set of lights. 
William F. Johnson '38 has retired from the 
Frederic School System. Violet Zastrow '41 is 
retired after 32 years in Japan with the 
Worldwide Evangelism for Christ Int., and 
resides in Fort Washington, Pa. Helen Heck 
'42 has retired after 26 years as clinical dieti- 
tian at St. Mary's Medical Center in Racine. 
Evelyn Berg Klug '43 has been elected to the 
Ozaukee County Board of Supervisors and 
resides in Cedarburg. Beverly DuBois 
Norton '44 is retired and teaches calligraphy 
at the senior centers in Toledo, Ohio, where 
she and her husband reside. Lenore Landry 
'45 is retired from a 32-year career with UW 
Extension, Madison, and received the Senior 
Service award from the Madison chapter of 
Rotary. Margaret Christ '46 has retired after 
31 years of teaching high school home 
economics in Hayward. Harry Hill BS '52, 
MS '57 teaches automotive servicing in the 
adult program at the South campus of MATC 
in Oak Creek. Raymond Glynn MS '53 is 
retiring after 39 years of teaching; 37 years in 
the Marshalltown system. Miriam Erckert 
Erickson '54 was named School Library 
Media Specialist for 1984 by the Wisconsin 
School Library Media Association. Al Ochs 
'55 is a member of the staff at Northeast 
Wisconsin Technical Institute at Marinette. 
William Erpenbach BS '58, MS '62 is head of 
the Department of Public Instruction's 
Bureau for Pupil Services. Robert Berg '59 is 
an auto mechanics teacher at Muskego High 
School. Peter Jackson BS '59, MS '59 is dean 
of the Graduate School at Northwest 
Missouri State University. Harold Boche MS 
'60 resides in Milwaukee with his wife. He 
plans to retire from teaching industrial arts 
and take time to enjoy his hobbies of fishing 
and woodworking. Keith Koch '60 is vice 
president/plant manager of the Mt. Pleasant, 
Iowa, plant of Metromaid Corp. Bernie Kane 
'61 has been inducted into The George 
Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame, Madison. 
Grace Hinde Howaniec '62 is editor of the 
Reiman Publication's magazine "Farm 
Woman News," Milwaukee. C.R. Johnson 
'73 is product manager of Doboy Packaging 
and has two sons. Dick '63 and Barbara 
Cook Zurawski '63 reside in Green Bay with 
their two children. They own and operate a 
print shop called The Copy Shop in 
Appleton and also a second shop in Neenah. 
Donna Cordes BS '64, MS '81 is on the staff 
of the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic in 
Turtle Lake. Dwight Davis '66 is vice presi- 
dent of training and communications at 
Wausau Insurance Companies. Thomas 
Hogan BS '66, MS '71 is a job supervisor, 
vocational analyst for ARAMCO, Dhahran, 
Saudi Arabia. Carl Gottwald '67 is senior 
sales engineer for Mobil Oil in Waterville, 
Ohio. Michael Dunford '68 is managing 

editor of the Chicago office of Lamalie 
Associates Inc., and is a member of the 
board of directors of the Association of 
Executive Search Consultants Inc. Dennis 
Holt '68 is manager of consumer services for 
NSP and resides in Elk Mound. Alice Kranig 
'68 teaches home economics at Monroe High 
School. Philip '68 and Beth Van Vechten 
Peters '69 were selected as one of seven 
families honored as Favorite Wisconsin 
Families by the Milwaukee Journal. Philip 
and Beth are natural parents to Trevor and 
Anne and adoptive parents to foreign-born 
Aimee and Megan, a special needs child, 
plus foster parents to 22 children in the last 
six years. They are now active in the Heal 
the Children program and will be foster 
parents to children during surgery or healing 
before their return to their country. Rebecca 
Sauser Christopherson '69 teaches home 
economics at Humboldt Junior-Senior High 
School in St. Paul, Minn., and received the 
Minnesota Business Foundation's Excellence 
in Education award. Wayne Peters '69 has 
been elected president of the Eau Claire- 
Chippewa Board of Realtors. He is in real 
estate sales and investments in Eau Claire, 
where he resides with his wife and three 
children. Michael BS '69, MS '72 and Betty 
Mahr Severson '69 reside in Plymouth with 
their daughter. Michael is an industrial arts 
instructor at Sheboygan Falls High School 
and Betty is a travel consultant with Travel- 
power, Milwaukee. Dick Ebersold '70 is an 
industrial arts teacher at Glenwood City. 
Sandra Wallace Magle '70 is a studio potter 
in Lake Zurich, 111. Her husband Glenn '70 is 
an industrial arts instructor at Holmes Junior 
High School in Wheeling, 111. 


Nona Hayes '71 is director of food and nutri- 
tion services for St. Lawrence Hospital, 
Lansing, Mich. Thomas Koepp '71 is presi- 
dent of St. Francis Development Corp. Tom 
'71 and Jane Bushy Mortenson "71 reside in 
Danville, Va., where he is associate director 
of Admissions at Averett College and she is 
an instructor in occupational foods at George 
Washington High School. Sheila Postel '71 is 
a home economics teacher at Luxemburg- 
Casco Junior High School, Luxemburg. 
Paulette Opsal Emberson '72 teaches home 
economics at Waunakee High School, 
Waunakee, where she resides with her hus- 
band and two sons. Walter Goes '72 is 
owner and director of Goes Lithographing 
Co., Corp., Chicago. He is sustaining direc- 
tor of the Board of Governors, English 
Speaking Union of Chicago, whose chairman 
is the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. Dan 
'72 and Lee Anne Purman Mehleis BS '69, 
MS '72 reside in Burnsville, Minn., with their 
two daughters. She teaches in the Burnsville 
School System and he is the business 
administrator for the Lakeville School 
System. Michael Nichols '72 is a welding 
engineer at Rockwell International, Rocky 
Flats plant in Golden, Colo. Ann Zander '72 
is extension homemaker for Marinette 
County. Richard Fratto '73 has started his 
own computerized reminder service, Memory 
Mate, and resides in St. Paul, Minn. John 
Wells '73 is district scout executive with 
Sullivan Trail Council of Boy Scouts of 

America, Elmira, N.Y., and resides in Tully, 
N.Y. Cal Eichinger '74 has received a 
master's degree in park and recreation 
management from University of Northern 
Colorado. Madeline Gliniecki Hilgart '74 is 
office manager for North Central Equipment, 
Auburndale, and had an article printed in 
"Farm Wife." Emil Johnson '74 is teaching 
industrial education at Palmyra-Eagle High 
School. He resides in Palmyra with his wife 
and twin boys. Lynette Peterson '74 is a chef 
at the Clarion Hotel in Cincinnati. Ralph 
Sundling '74 is assistant food service director 
for the Wisconsin Union in Madison. Sheila 
Holten Rivera BS '74, MS '75 is chief dieti- 
tian with ARA Services, Burnham Hospital, 
Champaign, 111. Frank Geragie '76 is senior 
sales engineer with Hayes Industrial Brake, 
Mequon. Jim Machamer '76 is an industrial 
arts teacher at Dafoe School, Wautoma Area 
School District. Dewey Mullikin MS '76 is 
the trade and industrial counselor at District I 
Technical Institute in Eau Claire. Debra 
Neubert '76 works in the department of 
special education at George Washington 
University. Joanne Gehring Waterman MS 
'76 is a certified school counselor at Cadott 
High School. James Anas '77 is an 
automotive technical editor for Mitchell 
Manuals Inc., and resides in San Diego, 
Calif. Susan Baier '77 is working in the stu- 
dent life department at St. Norbert College, 
DePere. Bill Flynn '77 is a senior project 
engineer for St. Regis Corp., Los Angeles. 
He resides in La Verne, Calif., with his wife 
and son. Richard Lovett MS '77 is principal 
at Cambria-Friesland High School, and 
resides in Beaver Dam. Glenn Pfeiffer MED 
'77 is school psychologist and coordinator of 
human growth and development at Waupaca 
Elementary School. Mark Schleis '77 is quali- 
ty control manager for Modine Manufactur- 
ing Co., Joplin, Mo. Michael Sullivan '77 
has a sales position with Foreway Express' 
and resides in Green Bay. Carolyn Brain '78 
is employed by Kmart Corp., as a resident 
assistant store manager in Bloomington, 
Minn. Steve Hoisington '78 is a quality 
engineering manager for IBM, Rochester, - 
Minn. Douglas Kules '78 is a captain in the 
United States Air Force, stationed at Tinker 
Air Force Base, Okla., and is a standardiza- 
tion flight evaluator with the 552nd AWACD. 
Jim McLennan '78 is a high school 
math/business education instructor with 
Kewaskum School District. Kristey Nielsen 
'78 is retail and small business development 
manager with the Chamber of Commerce in 
Scottsdale, Ariz. Ellen Waits BS '78, MS '84 
is a work evaluator at Washington 
Department of Labor and Industries, 
Spokane, Wash. 


Bonnie Gobar '79 is director of food service 
for Bethesda Lutheran Medical Center, St. 
Paul, Minn. Mary Hofstrom-Schmalz '79 is 
employed by the St. Paul Insurance Co. Sue 
Loew '79 has a job with Joliet Central High 
School and has purchased a home in 
Shore wood, 111. Teresa Mallory '79 is 
marketing coordinator for the soft-serve divi- 
sion of Stoelting Inc. Donna Sandstad '79 is 
an educational consultant for the Singer 


Company's North American sewing products 
division. Her office is based in Dallas and 
she travels the Plains Corridor from Texas to 
North Dakota/Minnesota. W. William 
Whitmore '79 is in corporate banking with 
National City Bank in Cleveland and resides 
with his wife in Lakewood, Ohio. Cindy 
Barker '80 is an executive corporate travel 
agent in Orlando, Fla. Julie Lee Cravillion 
'80 teaches home economics and coaches 
junior varsity volleyball at Wautoma. Kevin 
Eddy '80 is credit manager for general elec- 
tric credit auto lease and working on his 
MBA at Loyola University. Carol Friesen '80 
is teaching foods and nutrition at Northeast 
Missouri State University. She has a monthly 
call-in radio show and was Missouri Home 
Economics Association state chairperson for 
four years. Jo Ann Hayes-Page '80 is teaching 
business courses at Reynolds High School in 
Troutdale, Ore. She has begun work on her 
master's in teaching. Stephen Machesky '80 
has completed the U.S. Air Force military 
indoctrination for medical service officers at 
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and will 
serve with the Air Force hospital at Beale Air 
Force Base, Calif. Robert Achenbach '81 is a 
consultant in the management consulting 
department of Peat Marwick, Atlanta. Ted 
Bensen '81 teaches at Kewaunee High 
School. Teresa Ellison '81 is a family living 
instructor at Clinton Middle School. William 
Kuhns MS '81 is manager of the community 
employment division of the Delaware County 
Board of MR/DD, Delaware, Ohio. He is the 
1985 president of the Ohio Vocational Evalu- 
ation and Work Adjustment Association. 
Roberta Actor Stafne '81 is owner of Briar- 
wood Executive Consultants, an employment 
service. Jacquelyn Stroot '81 is an engineer 
in software quality assurance at ITT Avionics 
and resides in the New York, New Jersey 
area. John BS '82, MS '83 and Becky 
Kowalke Durham '81 reside in Sauk Rapids, 
Minn., where John is assistant safety and 
security manager with Finger Hut Corp., St. 
Cloud, Minn. Andrew Fennema '82 is a parts 
zone manager for Ford and resides in 
Lindenwood, N.J. Greg Ginter MS '82 has 
his own company, Vocational Rehabiliation 
Specialists, and resides in Eagle River, 
Alaska. Carl Granberg '82 is banquet 
manager for the Marriott hotel in Oakbrook, 
111. Brian Grossheim '82 is a manufacturing 
engineer with Northrop Aerospace Corp., 
advanced system division, Pico Riviera, Calif. 
Roger Lee '82 is a manufacturing engineer 
for Texas Instruments and resides in Dallas 
with his wife and son. Mike Nystrom '82 is a 
parts zone manager for Ford and is working 
in the Washington, D.C. district. Robert Reil 
Jr. '82 is manager of the Pizza Hut in Merrill, 
where he resides with his wife. Dawn 
Faulkner Schmokel '82 is a home economics 
teacher in the Spring Valley School District. 


Vicki Appleyard-Korb '83 is a special educa- 
tion teacher at Lancaster Senior High School. 
Lori Belke '83 is manager of Pier I Imports, 
Burnsville, Minn. Randy Coley '83 is a 
substitute industrial arts teacher at Hillsboro. 
Mary Emerson '83 is a dietetic intern at Yale- 
New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. 

Charles Gorchels '83 teaches industrial arts 
at Jefferson High School. Todd '83 and Joni 
Bertelsen Greundman '82 reside in Dallas 
where he is a software engineer for Texas 
Instruments and she is in the marketing 
department of UCCEL Corp. Jill Hoffman 
'83 is an interior designer for S&T Office Pro- 
ducts, St. Paul, Minn. Julie Jensen '83 is a 
kitchen and bath designer for Designer Kitch- 
ens and Baths Inc., Chicago. Steven 
Katzman '83 is a customer service represen- 
tative with Perry Printing Corp., Baraboo. 
Brenda Kuivinen '83 is an interior designer 
for Interior Planning Associates in Westlake 
Village, Calif. Dave Larson '83 teaches 
industrial arts at the Waupaca Middle 
School. Terri Jacobson Lewis '83 is in pro- 
perty management for Trammel Crow Co., 
and resides in Houston. Paul McKenzie MS 
'83 is working towards a doctorate in mar- 
riage and family therapy at Texas Tech 
University and resides in Lubbock, Texas. 
Christopher '83 and Vicki Mack Peterson '83 
reside in Little Canada, Minn., where he is a 
packaging engineer for Sperry Corp., and 
she is a school-to-work transition specialist 
for Rise Inc. Lisa Reichert '83 is a paymaster 
at Hyatt Wilshine, Los Angeles. Rita Bavlnka 
'83 is a graphic arts instructor at Cottonwood 
River Cooperative Center, Springfield, Minn. 
Linda Belke '84 is employed by On Consign- 
ment, Laguna Beach, Calif., in sales and 
public relations organizing. Curtis Betthauser 
'84 teaches at Bloom Trail High School, 
Chicago Heights, 111. Jeffrey '84 and Jamie 
Walker Borchardt '84 reside in Charlotte, 
N.C., where he is a manager trainee for 
Package Products Co., and she is a produc- 
tion coordinator for Craftsman Printing Co. 
Brice Buckingham '84 is an industrial 
engineer with Geo. A. Hormel and Co., 
Austin, Minn. Jay Fahl '84 is associated with 
KSTP radio in the Twin Cities. Jena ' 
Fiedorowicz '84 is employed by Saga in their 
education division at Marquette University in 
Milwaukee. Maria Gallardojohnson '84 
teaches personal skills, Ag on the job and 
P.A.C.E. at Seymour High School. She has 
her own blacksmith shop in Menomonie, 
where she resides with her husband and 
three children and sells her ironworks during 
the summer at Wisconsin and Minnesota 
fairs. Jean Girolamo '84 is a quality 
assurance supervisor for Pate Foods, South 
Beloit, 111. Stu Goldman EDS '84 is employed 
by E.F. Hutton and Co. Inc., Wausau. Kathy 
Grossen 'MS '84 is a rehabilitation supervisor 
for Illinois Growth Enterprises, Rockford, 111. 
Ardyce Haupt '84 is an ED/LD instructor 
with the Wautoma School District. Robin 
Hecker '84 is a machine designer draftsman 
at Kaufman Manufacturing Co., Manitowoc. 
Becky Heichel '84 is an assistant food service 
director at Hospitality Unlimited, Ripon. 
Roxanne Kallman MS '84 is a programmer 
with IBM-Poughkeepsie, New York. Carrie 
Kangas '84 is a control buyer for Spiegel 
Inc., Oak Brook, 111. Keith Kelsey '84 is assis- 
tant restaurant manager for Days Inn, 
Atlanta Airport. Stuart Kolb '84 is industrial 
education department head at the Barneveld 
School District. Karen Lemmond '84 is 
restaurant manager at the Milwaukee Mar- 
riott. James Libby '84 is a designer with 
Worrell Design in Minneapolis. Robin 
Lindquist '84 is placement coordinator for 
Cedar Valley Rehabilitation Workshop Inc., 
Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, Minn. 

Richard Luepke '84 is an associate manufac- 
turing technology engineer with General 
Dynamics of Fort Worth, Texas. Cynthia 
Merde '84 is head teacher of the infant and 
toddler program at Stout. Jennifer Ness '84 
is a computer marketing representative at 
Radio Shack, Eden Prairie, Minn. John 
O'Connor '84 is manager of the Brass Track 
in Hudson. Jon Olson '84 is an assistant 
restaurant manager at Days Inns of America, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. Jennifer Rassel '84 is 
employed by Sky Chefs, Dallas/Fort Worth, 
as a management trainee. Jeff Rebarchik '84 
is a manager for G&R Publishing in Waverly, 
Iowa. Lori Lind Reimahn '84 is an employ- 
ment specialist with the Vocational Develop- 
ment Center, Stout. Lawrence Riemer '84 is 
an industrial engineer for IBM, Owego, N.Y. 
Constance Schmidt '84 is an assistant 
manager trainee with Sytje's Pannekoeken 
Huis in the Twin Cities area and resides in 
St. Paul, Minn. Laura Sullivan '84 is a live-in 
case manager at Therapeutic Services Agency 
and resides in Pine City, Minn. Robert 
Weigel '84 is a manager trainee for Bakers 
Square restaurants in Minneapolis. Jeff 
Weinfurter '84 is a packing engineer with 3M 
Corp., St. Paul, Minn. Lori Wolfe '84 is a 
package engineer with IBM, Rochester, 




Cheryl Illgen to Richard Bergen '73, Oct. 13, 
Loyal, where couple resides. Julie Hendricks 
'74 to Steven Eckels, July 14, Frederic. Cou- 
ple resides in Boston. Sheila Holten BS '75, 
MS 76 to Miguel Rivera, Oct. 6, Urbana, 111., 
where couple resides. Betty Zastrow '75 to 
Ronald Armstrong, Aug. 14, Brule, where 
couple resides. Nancy' Ihrig to Don Lillevold 
'76, June 23, Princeton. Couple resides in 
Ladd, 111. Mae Soczka '76 to Thomas 
Kingston, Aug. 18, Cassel. Couple resides in 
Edgar. Valerie Blom to Ronald Vander 
Meuse '77, July 20, Green Bay. Couple 
resides in Waukesha. Mary Pelkey to Mark 
Walber '77, June 30. Pamela Stone BA '77, 
MS '79 to James Gegg, June 9, Milwaukee, 
where couple resides. Carol Baugh to 
W. William Whitmore '79, Cleveland. Cou- 
ple resides in Lakewood, Ohio. Nancy 
Johnson to Mark Runzheimer '79, Aug. 11, 
Wauwatosa. Lynn Lucas '79 to Brian Head, 
Sept. 2, Mesa, Ariz., where couple resides. 
Kay Peterson '79 to Bill Shores, Aug. 4, 
Page, Ariz., where couple resides. Beth 
Langenhahn '80 to Matthew Paustian, Sept. 
15, Wausau, where couple resides. Mary 
Steffens to Larry Laehn '80, Sept. 1, 
Menasha. Audrey Stockfish '80 to Michael 
Banach, Aug. 19, Lake Mills. Couple resides 
in Hartford. 


Patricia Herbst to Dwight Martell '81, Sept. 
29, Burnsville, Minn. Couple resides in St. 
Paul, Minn. Karen Kellam '81 to Terry 
Dufour, May 5. Wendy Kocevar '81 to 
Frederick Murphy, Sept. 22, Wauwatosa. 
Couple resides in Milwaukee. Susan Newlin 
to Brian Rismon '81, Sept. 8, Eau Claire. 
Couple resides in Altoona. Dawn Prine BS 
'81, MS '83 to Thomas Urban '83, Oct. 6, 
Barron. Couple resides in Mendota Heights, 
Minn. Janell Ross '81 to Mark Niemann '81, 
Oct. 6, Clearwater, Fla. Couple resides in 
Casper, Wyo. Lori Trainor to David Howe 
'81, Aug. 11,. Menomonie, where couple 
resides. Cynthia Zengler '81 to Hal Korman 
'80, Nov. 17, Sheboygan. Couple resides in 
Milwaukee. Becky Clausius '82 to James 
Buechel, Nov. 10, Fond du Lac. Couple 
resides in Milwaukee. Cynthia Cornell to 
Mark Parrott '82, Oct. 27, Briggsville. Couple 
resides in Reedsburg. Barbara Dobizl to Paul 
Marsolek '82, Oct. 6, Milwaukee, where cou- 
ple resides. Margaret Heser '82 to David 
Bates, Sept. 8, Medford. Couple resides in 
Shakopee, Minn. Dawn Karloske '82 to 
David Bizer '83, Oct. 13, Pittsville. Couple 
resides in West Allis. Jill Meyer '82 to 
Frederick Kummer 111, Aug. 25, Brookfield. 
Couple resides in North Carolina. Ruth 
Mueller to Jeffrey Nuelk '82, Aug. 11, 
Cedarburg. Couple resides in Brown Deer. 
Laurie Zellmer to Mark Kaltenbach '82, 
Sept. 22, Oshkosh. Couple resides in 


Christine Berry to Robert Gutke Jr., June 30, 
Almond. Couple resides in Plover. Jane 
Buhrmann to Timothy Vlach, June 23, 
Duluth. Couple resides in Colorado Springs, 
Colo. Julie Frens to Jeffrey Behm, Sept. 1, 
Beaver Dam. Couple resides in Plover. Linda 
Gilbertson to Adrian DeBroux '84, June 23, 
Nasonville. Couple resides in Merrill. Mari 
Griffith to Edward Sitkiewicz Jr., Oct. 13, 
Chicago, where couple resides. Laurie Haack 
to Thomas Beck, Oct. 27, Sheboygan. Cou- 
ple resides in Two Rivers. Nanci Halvorson 
to Ralph McCarthy, July 7. Couple resides in 
Edgar. Michelle Hemauer to Patrick 
Dahmen, Nov. 3, Johnsburg. Couple resides 
in Chicago. Brenda Jentink to Timothy 
Nessler, Aug. 25, Cedar Grove. Couple 
resides in Menomonie. Carla Kleinschmidt 
to Timothy Bogenhagen, Nov. 24, Hamburg. 
Couple resides in Clarksville, Tenn. Lynn 
Kroner to Jeffrey Schuh, Oct. 5, Kimberly. 
Couple resides in Appleton. Sue Loehning to 
Jay Vincent, June 2, Menasha. Couple 
resides in Green Bay. Vicki Mack to 
Christopher Peterson, Sept. 3, 1983. Couple 
resides in Little Canada, Minn. Victoria 
McCracken to Daniel Trollen '82, Oct. 12, 
Janesville. Couple resides in Milwaukee. 
Susan Meert to Thomas Felmer, Sept. 22, 
Green Bay, where couple resides. Lisa 
Moyer to Patrick Healy BS '81, MS '83, 
Madison. Mary Pilon to James Rustad '81, 
Sheboygan. Couple resides in Rochester, 
Minn. Judith Sponem to Scott Wheeler BS 
'82, MS '83, Aug. 18, Mount Horeb. Couple 
resides in Burnsville, Minn. Patricia Voss 
MED '83 to Peter Avery, June 23, Virginia, 
Minn. Couple resides in Colfax. Katherine 
Wetzel to Dale Miller, Watertown. Couple 
resides in Eau Claire. Jane Zimmermann to 
Allan Nikolai, Dec. 1, Marshfield, where 
couple resides. 


Sara Akey to Richard Schmidt, June 23, 
Wausau. Couple resides in Elk Grove Vil- 
lage, 111. Tina Carlson to Paul Rasmussen 
'81, Oct. 6, La Crosse. Couple resides in 
Minneapolis. Lori Finnila to Thomas Morris, 
Oct. 6, Cloquet, Minn. Couple resides in 
Bloomington, Minn. Jean Grassl to Steven 
Algren, Nov. 24, Stratford. Couple resides in 
Burnsville, Minn. Lesa Heise to Joseph 
Vavra, Sept. 14, Menomonie. Madeline 
Hudson to Richard Meincke, Oct.. 13, Green- 
field, where couple resides. Lynn Kaufman 
to Joel Soenksen, Aug. 18, Baraboo, where 
couple resides. Lori Lind to Kirk Reimann, 
September, Wabeno. Couple resides in 
Menomonie. Lori Martin to William 
McMahon, Aug. 25, Fond du Lac. Couple 
resides in Watertown. Polly Prelhvitz to 
Dale Kersten, Aug. 4, Amery. Lori Schaap to 
Jeffrey Pribek, Sept. 1, Sheboygan Falls, 
where couple resides. Jamie Walker to 
Jeffrey Borchardt, Sept. 15, Eau Claire. Cou- 
ple resides in Charlotte, N.C. Lisa Wayne to 
David Kitzmann, Sept. 22, Menomonie. 



A daughter, Karen Marie, Sept. 20, to Eric 
'73 and Kay Hromadka Edquist '73, 
Roseville, Minn. A daughter, Erin Marie, 
Sept. 30, to David and Evelyn Wojkiewicz 
Chritton '74. A son, Ryan Donald, July 13, to 
George and Donna Jensen Menart '74, 
Howards Grove. A son, Michael Scott, April 
25, to Stanley and Susan Leide Baker '76. A 
daughter, Laurie Anne, Feb. 19, 1984, to Pete 
and Patti Silas Feldman '76. A daughter, 
Rebecca Ann, June 21, to Steven and Betty 
Cheadle Hartman '76, Gibbon, Neb. A son, 
Jason, March 10, 1984, to Richard '76 and 
Mary Lou Lunquitz Herbst '79, Sun Prairie. 
A daughter, Katherine Marie, March 23, to 
Ken and Mary Dirkzwager Ford '77 , St. 
Paul, Minn. A son, Adam Robert, Sept. 12, 
to Robert '77 and Karen Haglund, Plymouth, 
Minn. A son, Aaron Matthew, Oct. 13, to 
Steve '77 and Doreen Eggers Loehndorf '17 , 
Madison. A son, Adam Jameson, May 29, to 
Michael Sullivan '77 , Green Bay. A 
daughter, Emily Dee, July 9, to Mary 
Hofstrom-Schmalz '79, Minneapolis. A 
daughter, Jennifer Lynn, Aug. 30, to David 
'80 and Sandra Lokken Beneke '80, Winston- 
Salem, N.C. A daughter, Krystal Marie, Oct. 
11, to Al '80 and Kathy Falk, Rochester, 
Minn. A son, Jacob Rozak, Oct. 12, to Larry 
and Vicki Rozak Smith '80, Burlington. 



Louis Stollberg Dip. '13, 93, Nov. 25, lola. 
Hattie Arp McMurrin Dip. '17, Sept. 10, 
Deland, Fla. H. Max Clark '20, June 1. 
Walter Whitmus '20, Florida. Arthur H. 
Schwartz '34, Jan. 13. Beverly Peterson 
Topinka '41, 64, January 1, Merrill. Clinton 
S. Knutson BS '46, MS '48, 63, Oct. 15, La 
Crosse. Richard Roberts '57, 54, Dec. 24, 
Kaukauna. Brandon Smith BS '58, MS '72, 
January, St. Paul, Minn. Ray Butterfield '70, 
January 10, Cornell. Stephen Woggon '71, 
35, Nov. 22, Wales, formerly of Onalaska. 
James Flieger MS '77, April 18, Wisconsin 
Rapids. Clifford Brown MS '79, 49, Nov. 3, 
Eau Claire. Ralph Hauert MS '80, 58, Aug. 
31, Chippewa Falls. 


People You Know 

by Pat Reisinger, 
Alumni Director 

The Alumni and Foundation offices are now 
located in the Louis Smith Tainter House 
formerly known as Eichelberger. My office is 
directly above the dining room, and many 
readers may have resided in that room when 
the house was used as a residence hall. 
There are many projects in the house that 
need to be completed but the office is func- 
tioning. Stop in to see us when you are in 
the area. 

Two graduates who are former Peace 
Corps volunteers stopped to greet faculty 
and friends in December. Bill Rosandick '79 
was back from the Philippines, and Phyllis 
Koehler '82 from South Tanzania at Tukuyu. 
Bill was on campus to speak to the class 
"Social and Cultural Aspects of Food" 
taught by Lydia Jarosz, also a former Peace 
Corps volunteer. Bill was involved with the 
Rural Health Unit and taught health, nutri- 
tion and sanitation to the residents of 
Tamauini. Phyllis taught sewing skills to 
Tanzanian women ages 20 to 60. She man- 
aged to obtain sewing machines, material 
and notions from many U.S. companies to 
use in her classes. She noted that women 
who couldn't hold a scissors gradually 
moved from simple hand sewing to 
operating a manual sewing machine. The 
women take great pride in their work, and 
are able to save money by making clothes. 
Koehler, a native of Chilton, will continue 
her education and commented, "I doubt if I 
will ever find a job as rewarding as the Peace 
Corps, but maybe if I work with training and 
education, I can achieve some of the 
gratification that I received as a Peace Corps 
volunteer as well as make a contribution to 
society." We wish both Bill and Phyllis con- 
tinued success. 

Student volunteers will be dialing for 
dollars again this spring via the phonathon. 
Twenty phones in the Louis Smith Tainter 
House will be manned for 10 evenings begin- 
ning Feb. 17. Alumni with last names begin- 
ning with M through Z will be contacted for 
their annual contribution. The Foundation 
thanks you in advance for your donation. 
Donations continue to increase the available 
student scholarships and faculty grants to 
Stout personnel. 

The Alumni Association Scholarship Com- 
mittee has announced the selection of three 
alumni who will receive $1,000 graduate 
scholarships for 1985. The recipients are 
Bonnie Stertz Ferstenou '70 who will enter 
the guidance and counseling graduate pro- 
gram, Linda Sue Graham '84, home 
economics education, and Avril Sampson '84 
who is a graduate student in the area of 
special education and who will continue in 
the education specialist program. Anyone 
interested in applying for a 1986 scholarship 
may write for information to the Alumni 
office. The Association offers four $1,000 
scholarships annually. Applications must be 
received by Dec. 1, and the notices of selec- 
tion will be made by Dec. 15. 

The Service Committee of the Alumni 
Association has enlarged the geographic 

scope of the extern program. The program 
enables sophomores and juniors to visit a job 
site of their choice that most nearly 
resembles their vocational interest. Alumni 
have volunteered to give students a chance 
to shadow their activities in a business or 
company setting. A thank you to those 
alumni who have expressed interest in work- 
ing with the students. This spring, students 
will be screened and matched to alumni job 
sites around Wisconsin. 

The Alumni Association held a gathering 
for alumni and friends in New* Orleans this 
past December in conjunction with the 
American Vocational Association. More than 
150 alumni visited with Stout faculty and 
staff at the New Orleans Hilton. Momentos 
were given to the following: farthest from 
home, Irv Lathrop '50, Santa Ana, Calif.; 
earliest graduates, Dean '39 and Margaret 
Nichols Brown '39; most recent graduates, 
Diane Pavelski MS 75, Lisa Balk '84 and 
Mike Duffy '84; and attendance at most con- 
vention sessions, Dave Wolslegel BS '64, MS 

Congratulations are in order to Lenore 
Landry '45, Madison, who was honored this 
past year by the Madison Chapter of Rotary. 
She received the Senior Service award for 
her leadership in clothing/textile extension 
programs and for her creative use of tech- 
nology as a learning tool. 

Also to Rebecca Sauser Christopherson '69 
for her "Excellence in Education" award. 
Rebecca is a home economics teacher at 
Humboldt Senior High School, St. Paul, 

To Dan Tentcher BS '72, MS '80 selected 
as the 1984 Wisconsin Outstanding Tech- 
nology Education Teacher by the Wisconsin 
Education Association. Dan resides in 

To Gerry Weigel, wife of Gene Weigel '52, 
honored as the El Paso Teachers' Association 
teacher of the year. Gerry was also the reci- 
pient of the El Paso Teachers' Association 
service award in 1983. 

To Richard Cheng MS '62 and former 
Stout Assistant Professor of Electronics. Dr. 
Cheng is chairman of Eastern Computers Inc. 
(ECI), Virginia Beach, Va. The firm will sup- 
ply the Chinese government with circuit 
boards and software that incorporate the new 
Chinese input method called the Wang 
Yong-Min Code. The ECI board will enable 
any of the most popular microcomputers to 
compute in Chinese. ECI, a research and 
development company, specializes in multi- 
lingual computer systems, office automation 
systems, and telecommunications. 

Donna Johnson Albrecht BS '68, MS '69, 
associate professor of the apparel, textiles 
and design department, is conducting a tour 
of the Los Angeles fashion industry June 
8-15. Donna will lead the tour and anyone 
interested may write directly to her or call 
(715) 232-2405. 

At the School of Industry and Technology 
awards banquet, in appreciation of their 
assistance to the School of Industry and 
Technology, special recognition was given to 
the following people: 

John W. Pearson — Following his retire- 
ment from 3M Company in May of 1982, 
John elected to work with Stout as an 
adjunct professor. He had previously visited 
the university while still serving as vice 
president of development at 3M. John has 

spent roughly two and one-half years on 
Stout's campus, and has provided substantial 
support and assistance to numerous depart- 
ments and programs in the school. Through 
John's efforts, SIT's Technical Computing 
Center has a large DEC PDP 1170 computer 
and substantial software; the materials and 
processes department has an NC mill, a CNC 
lathe and a TRS-80 micro-computer; and 
other departments have received capital 
equipment as well. Additionally, John has 
provided substantial guidance for the 
development of the new Applied Technology 
program; he helped establish several 
advisory programs; and he has provided 
counsel on numerous research programs, the 
most recent being the Computer Integrated 
Manufacturing consortium. 

Charles M. Denny, Jr. — 'Chuck', presi- 
dent of ADC-Magnetic Controls, has been 
involved with the university for the past five 
years in a variety of ways. He first served in 
an advisory capacity during the early 
' development stage of the Applied 
Technology program. Since 1980, he has 
assisted the School of Industry and Tech- 
nology by speaking at our Pigeon Lake 
retreat, serving on our Electronics Advisory 
Council, helping formulate curriculum 
material for the Applied Technology cur- 
riculum, donating substantial amounts of 
hew and used capital equipment, providing 
an annual monetary gift, allowing plant 
tours, assigning staff to consult on projects 
and hosting numerous staff activities at his 

Bruce V. Barnes BS '66, MS '67 — Bruce, a 
teacher of industrial arts, Oak Grove Junior 
High School, Bloomington, Minn., has 
served as a model teacher and curriculum 
innovator for more than 17 years. He is 
recognized in his school and the state of 
Minnesota, and at Stout, as an outstanding 
educator and was recently recognized as the 
1984 runner-up for the Teacher of the Year in 
Minnesota. He has made major contributions 
in curriculum for industrial education such as 
robotics, computer-aided design, and com- 
puter applications in the laboratory and 
classroom. Bruce has been instrumental in 
the development of self-paced materials in 
the laboratory and classroom and the imple- 
mentation of the Occupational Versatility 
program at Oak Grove Junior High School. 
Bruce is president elect of The Minnesota 
Industrial Arts Association. 

The School of Industry and Technology has 
also presented Dave Brenholt BS '70, MS '70 
this year's James R. Johnson Service Award. 
This annual award is named for the retired 
3M scientist who has assisted the school dur- 
ing the past eight years in promoting closer 
relationships between the business and 
university communities. Dave is manager of 
Donaldson Inc. Trans Lab, a part of their 
special products division. Five years ago, 
Dave came to Stout to try out a new idea. He 
reasoned that locating an R&D function adja- 
cent to a technical university could provide 
significant benefits, both to the university 
and to the company that established it. For a 
year and a half, Dave spent one day a week 
on Stout's campus working with faculty and 
staff, consulting, teaching classes, discussing 
research projects and developing a clearer 
understanding of the proposed relationship. 

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At the end of that time, he proposed that his 
company establish a "Trans Lab" in a vacant 
building adjacent to the Stout campus. 
Donaldson agreed that the concept had merit 
and established the facility. 

In addition to the Trans Lab, Dave has 
been instrumental in helping establish 
Stout's Center for Innovation and Develop- 
ment; he has helped develop the applied 
technology program curriculum; his staff has 
assisted the university in developing a flexi- 
ble manufacturing cell; and he has provided 
leadership in promoting university-industry 
interaction with a variety of companies. 

Upcoming Events 

June 14 

June 14 & 15 

June 28 
Oct. 26 

Golden Anniversary, 

Classes 1925 - 1935. 

25th Reunion for the class 

of 1960. 

New York City. 


This Homecoming the classes of 1945, 
1955, 1965, 1970 and 1975 will have their 
reunions. Invitations will also go to 
classes on either side. The Alumni office 
is looking for volunteers from each class 
to help with arrangements and personal 
notices. Please call the Alumni office if 
you are interested. (715) 232-1151. D 

Alumni Directory 

The Alumni Association Board of Direc- 
tors at their annual fall meeting voted to 
publish a directory of all graduates. The 
directory would be divided into four list- 
ings — geographic, class year, alphabet- 
ical and major. Sometime in March you'll 
be receiving a questionnaire about the 
directory, and the office asks that you 
send up-to-date information to us. 
Parents of mobile graduates — if you're 
holding the Alumnus and other mailings 
from the University for your Stout 
graduates, please pass this letter on to 
them. The directory will be available in 




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alumni. Each fall the Stout Alumni Asso-,. 
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alumni. These alumni are chosen on the 
basis of sustained achievement by the 
alumnus in his or her profession; volun- 
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or society; and outstanding contributions 
to the university or its alumni program. 
Nominations of award recipients must be 
submitted by June 1, 1985 to the Stout 
Alumni Association Awards Committee, 
Louis Smith Tainter House, UW-Stout, 
Menomonie, WI 54751. 

To assist the awards committee with 
evaluating the nominee, please provide 
detailed information. This information 
should include significant history, com- 
munity activities, honors received, pub- 
lished works, and other pertinent data. 
Related newspaper clippings and 
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Please keep nominations confidential. 
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Outstanding Young Alumni 
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